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Atractus careolepis KÖHLER & KIECKBUSCH, 2014

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymAtractus careolepis KÖHLER & KIECKBUSCH 2014 
DistributionColombia (Magdalena)

Type locality: Punta de Betin (approximately 11.2522°, -74.2197°, 15 m asl), municipality of Santa Marta, province of Magdalena, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 68413, male, collected on August 01, 1970 by M. Henning and F. Klaaßen. 
EtymologyThe name careolepis is a compound noun derived from careo (Latin for “be without”) and lepis (Greek for “scale”) referring to the absence of the loreal scale in this species. 
  • KÖHLER, GUNTHER & MAX KIECKBUSCH 2014. Two new species of Atractus from Colombia (Reptilia, Squamata, Dipsadidae). Zootaxa 3872 (3): 291–300 - get paper here
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